The Ranch Golf Club

4.5791117647 4.6 stars from 5 (148)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7174 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 75.0
  • Layout

  • 65 Sunnyside Rd, Southwick, MA 01077
  • (866) 790-9333, (413) 569-9333
  • (413) 569-9330
  • theranchgolfclub.com

Year built: 2001
Architect(s): Damian Pascuzzo (2001)
Type: Public
Greens: L-93, G-2, and A-4 Bentgrass
Fairways: Providence, Putter, Imperial and Southshore Bentgrass

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes - 20 grass stations
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Bathing attire, cut off shorts, halter-tops, tube tops, tank tops, and similar types of recreational wear are not considered proper dress on the golf course.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Amex

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7174 yards 75.0 139
Blue 72 6588 yards 71.8 133
White 72 6103 yards 69.6 130
White (W) 72 6103 yards 75.9 138
Gold (W) 72 4983 yards 69.7 125
Gold 72 4983 yards 64.5 122

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 148 Reviews
5 stars:
91
4 stars:
39
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

139 out of 147 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs near the airport   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers a weekend splurge   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining dinner  

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Reviews


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Ron506's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Fantastic treat!"


u3170941's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Playing at The Ranch is always a treat. The course - from tee to green - is always in excellent condition, and the staff is very friendly. It was especially nice on Friday to play golf with my son (it was my birthday treat for him). My only criticism was our meal after the round. The food and service were excellent, but the dining room air conditioning wasn't working, and it was extremely hot.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"TPC level at great price"


u6502670's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played on a Golf Now Hot Deal. It was awesome! First class from the second we arrived. Attendant met us at the car, took our bags and confirmed our tee time. Pro in the club house was very professional and knowledgeable. They even got us out early.

Layout is challenging, especially if you are not familiar with the course layout-trust the GPS, it's your friend. Staying in the fairway is a plus, otherwise you're in for a difficult round. The course was in great shape. These were the fastest greens we've played this year-very challenging. Can't say enough good things about all aspects of this course. A must play!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great day"


Kevin6928771's avatar
Skill:  Advanced

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in fantastic shape!

Greens awesome

One of the best around.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Otis22's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Disappointing! Definitely not one of the top 10 you can play in MA. 5.5 hour round and the only time I saw the ranger he was asking the cart girl to head to the 5th hole because his buddies were out of beer.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Loved the Course!! Well Maintained and Friendly Staff"


houseman06's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

In town for work, and found a great deal on golf now. Well worth the $$. This course is challenging for all levels, and rewards the golfer for well placed shots. This is a shotmakers course, and the greens were in great shape! The course has a lot of heather, so make sure you bring enough balls. Friendly staff. Will definately play again when in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Unbelieveable"


Backbaymanor's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was told beforehand by others that The Ranch was a great course...this was a gross understatement...I was checking for my obituary because I thought I'd died and gone to golf heaven. Never played anything quite like it because the likes of places like this course are beyond my means and I only get to watch them on television or I'm in some kind of a dream. Thanks for such a treat. I would recommend planning a trip out this way and play the multiple public courses that are in proximity to The Ranch...save this place for last to really impress yourself or others.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hands down best public course in the Springfield Area++"


badrobot's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

1 and 10 start out as an open lynx type coarse with tall fescue and huge challenging greens.The bunkers are deep and soft. As you climb in elevation the layout changes to forest type but still with tall fescue and pot bunkers. The views of the distant mountains and hills are breathtaking.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best western MA course"


u000004973294's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The most groomed course around. Flat manicured tee boxes and amazing fairways to say the least. Fast and true greens that make other courses seem blah. Good assortment of short, medium and long holes. The holes have good separation so you feel miles away from other groups playing. Very picturesque!!! Every hole looks like a postcard!! Every hole has its own feel so you never feel as if you've played a similar hole earlier in the round. GPS touchscreen on carts as well as club and ball washer. The range has real grass, no mats to hit from. Putting and chipping area also has bunkers to practice from which is a huge bonus when warming up. Pace of play there always seems to be well above average and the staff is always helpful and welcoming. Overall a 11 out of 10 when it comes to value and enjoyment.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"great value"


bruin24bruin's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

very nice golf course , outstanding views of the pioneer valley. very well manicured and challenging


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000004167398's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fantastic Day"


u3170941's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The weather was perfect, and playing golf with my son at The Ranch is a superb experience. There are few things in life better than a day at this course with a great kid! The course, the carts and the beauty of The Ranch are hard to beat!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



joeny19's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome experience"


pamjuliano's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is awesome--challenging and fun. The staff was so accommodating and friendly. we were allowed to go out as a twosome and enjoy the day. I would go back again and again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



hsg1953's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were very fast. They were not really green either. Like putting on glass


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Must play"


u000005597379's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

This is a fantastic layout and a great day fee facility.

Conditions were "private course" or better. The layout has a combination feel of a links course on early and finishing holes and a Mountain course on the interior. Wide open fairways early followed by elevation changes and tree lined level fairways on the top of the rise. I turly think this is one of the very best layouts in Western Mass including Taconic and by far the best day fee course. This is a must play for any serious golfer and worth a trip as a destination course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from The Ranch Golf Club on 02/14/2017:

Hey "u000005597379" thank you so much for the endorsement! We sincerely appreciate all of the kind words about the course and we hope to see you again soon!

"Rainy Ranch"


hybie's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

1st time played, got T time on golf now.com, nice midweek price. A light rain fell on and off so it wasn't that busy which made for an enjoyable pace of play. The course set in the rolling hills of the pioneer valley has some scenic vistas. From a distance the club house complex could easily be the subject of a landscape artist. Conditions were good, however the fairways showed some wear of a busy season. Blind T shots, hidden greens and punitive geography seem to make this course challenging from any T box. As I played back down to the clubhouse through the last few holes I thought how the valley is filled with a variety of good fun courses. From the Crumpim fox up north to Hickory, Chucopee, Ledges in the central, the Springfield Muni's in the city and the Crests the Oak, St A's and Ranch in the south, just to name a few. Being somewhat new to the game (4th full yr) it's nice to not have to go to far to experience some fun, affordable, quality golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/06/2017

Hey "hybie" thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We look forward to having you back out here again when we open back up!


"Great Golfing"


aserella1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2016
Previously played Used cart Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good condition even though there hasn't been much rain. Pace was a little slow (5 hr round) but that being said it was very busy because it was a beautiful fall day. Love playing at this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/06/2017

Hey "aserella1" thank you for the 5* review! We are glad that you got to play on a beautiful day and hope to see you out here when we open back up!


"Indian Summer Day"


tbsides's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a terrific course which I enjoy immensely, but it has gotten heavy play , so there are lots of divots in the fairways, and the greens are in less than perfect shape as too many golfers have not repaired their ball marks. I played as a single, and it took 8 holes of waiting at every hole before the 4some in front of me invited me to play through.......with at least 3 holes open in front of them. Pro shop was great getting me out on the course 40 minutes earlier than my scheduled tee time from GolfNow.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/06/2017

Hey "tbsides" thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We appreciate the kind words about our staff and hope to see you again soon!



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